African Encounters Series The Akan of Ghana Presents the way of life of the Akan people in today's world, including sections on living conditions, education, religion, art and popular culture. Topics: Akan, Ghana, African Art History, Seattle Art Museum, University of Washington
Kofi Awoonor reads selections from Night of My Blood ; Ride Me, Memory ; Guardians of the Sacred Word , and The House by the Sea . He speaks of the different pressures, experiences, and thoughts which shaped his poetry in the 1960’s, in the United States, and in prison in Ghana in 1976. Recorded in 1978 at the University of Washington, Seattle. Digitized from a VHS copy (transcript and audio-only recording of the video will be uploaded at later date). Topics: Kofi Awoonor, Poetry, Ghanaian -- Biography, Ghana, Ghanaian poetry, Karen Morell, University of...
African Encounters Series An Ewe folktale: The Hunter and The Gazelle Kofi Awoonor narrates the Ghanaian folktale entitled "The Hunter and The Gazelle" in the original Ewe language. Recorded in 1985 at the University of Washington, Seattle. An English audio version by Kofi Awoonor is available at https://soundcloud.com/uwlibraries/hunter-and-the-gazelle?in=uwlibraries/sets/karen-l-morell-collection Topics: Kofi Awoonor, Ewe, Ghanaian Tales, Ewe Folklore, Ewe Tales, Ghana, University of Washington
African Encounters Series Atano: River Deities of the Akan Descriptions using both still and live action shots of the religious ceremonies of the Akan people that relate to the gods of the Tano River in Ghana. Topics: Akan, Ghana, Religion, African Art History, University of Washington
byRay Silverman (script/researcher), Karen L. Morell (director/producer)
This video documents lost wax processing of brass by the Bono people of Ghana (original Super 8 field footage). Topics: Ghana, Bono, Lost Wax Casting, Bells, African Art History, University of Washington